To establish the validity of 2 objective measures of disability based on 2 self-reports in individuals with the late sequelae of poliomyelitis (LSP).
Nonexperimental research design.
Regional ambulatory clinic specializing in the management of patients with LSP.
Seventeen community dwellers with LSP.
Completion of 2 exercise tests: the 6-minute walk (6-MW) test and a steady-rate walking test to calculate the cardiorespiratory conditioning index (CRCI), and 2 health status questionnaires: the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) and Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 (SF-36).
6-MW distance and the CRCI, and scores from the physical dimensions of the SIP and the SF-36.
The 6-MW distance correlated significantly with the physical dimension scores of both the SIP (r = -.57, p